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David Downing - Author

About the Author

David Downing is the author of a political thriller, two alternative histories and a number of books on military and political history and other subjects as diverse as Neil Young and Russian Football.

 

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Featured books by David Downing

The Red Eagles

The Red Eagles

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2014

World War II is nearly over. For the Russians, the enemy is no longer Nazi Germany, but the American behemoth that threatens to topple the Communist revolution.Deep within the walls of the Kremlin, Stalin's top man hatches a brilliant plan that will alter the course of postwar history - and it's all based on a deception as simple as the shell game.Five years later, an atomic bomb detonates deep within the borders of the Soviet Union, stunning the experts who had predicted that Russian science could not produce such a devastating weapon for at least another generation.

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Lehrter Station

Lehrter Station

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2013

November 1945. John Russell is walking home through the grey streets of postwar London when his old accomplice, Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin, falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin informs Russell that his masters in Moscow have decided it’s time to pay them back for having secured his safe passage from Moscow in the last days of the war. Russell must return to Berlin to spy on his erstwhile colleagues in the German Communist Party, reporting on any aberration from the Stalinist party line. Worse, he is ordered to offer his services to the Americans – in short, to become a double agent on Stalin’s payroll. But Russell knows all too well how short the life expectancy of a double agent is. Together with Shchepkin, who after years of devotion has finally lost his faith in the Soviet project, he hatches a plan to gain his freedom.

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Other books by David Downing

Zoo Station (New Edition)

Zoo Station (New Edition)

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Silesian Station

Silesian Station

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Stettin Station

Stettin Station

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Lehrter Station

Lehrter Station

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Diary Of A Dead Man On Leave

Diary Of A Dead Man On Leave

Author: David Downing Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

The Dark Clouds Shining A Jack McColl Novel #4

The Dark Clouds Shining A Jack McColl Novel #4

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2019

The Dark Clouds Shining

The Dark Clouds Shining

Author: David Downing Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Lenin's Roller Coaster A Jack McColl Novel

Lenin's Roller Coaster A Jack McColl Novel

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

One Man's Flag

One Man's Flag

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Red Eagles

Red Eagles

Author: David Downing Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

The Red Eagles

The Red Eagles

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2014

World War II is nearly over. For the Russians, the enemy is no longer Nazi Germany, but the American behemoth that threatens to topple the Communist revolution.Deep within the walls of the Kremlin, Stalin's top man hatches a brilliant plan that will alter the course of postwar history - and it's all based on a deception as simple as the shell game.Five years later, an atomic bomb detonates deep within the borders of the Soviet Union, stunning the experts who had predicted that Russian science could not produce such a devastating weapon for at least another generation.

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Jack of Spies

Jack of Spies

Author: David Downing Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2014

It is 1913, and those who follow the news closely can see the world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city-Hong Kong to Shanghai to San Francisco to New York-he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in faraway London. He knows, though, that a geopolitical catastrophe is brewing, and now is both the moment to prove himself and the moment his country needs him most.Unfortunately, this is also the moment he begins to realize what his aspiration might cost him. He understands his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks. Meanwhile, a sharp, vivacious American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it is not long before he realizes that her Irish American family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement Jack's bosses are fighting against. How can he choose between his country and the woman he loves? And would he even be able to make such a choice without losing both?

The Moscow Option An Alternative Second World War

The Moscow Option An Alternative Second World War

Author: David Downing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2013

This provocative alternative history looks at the Second World War from a new angle - what might have happened had the Germans taken Moscow in 1941. Based on authentic history and real possibilities, this unique speculative narrative plays out the dramatic consequences of opportunities taken and examines the grotesque possibilities of a Third Reich triumphant. On 30 September 1941, the Germans fight their way into the ruins of Moscow and the Soviet Union collapses. Although Russian resistance continues, German ambition multiplies after this signal success and offensives are launched in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Hitler's armies, assured of victory, make their leader's dreams reality and Allied hopes of recovery seem almost hopelessly doomed. David Downing convincingly blends actual history with the stimulating world of alternate events. The Moscow Option is a chilling reminder that history might easily have been very different.

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